EDGE Center Aerospace Program

EDGE Center

The San Jacinto College EDGE Center offers aerospace training and a pathway to exciting careers in the aerospace industry. San Jacinto College is the official education training partner for the Houston Spaceport at Ellington Airport, launching the San Jacinto College EDGE Center aerospace program to offer the following training programs in HYBRID format:

  • Aerospace Orientation Course
  • Aerospace Technical Core Course 
  • Technical Tracks include:
    • Composite manufacturing technician - CertTec certification
    • Aerospace electrical assembly technician
    • Aerospace mechanical structures technician - CertTec certification
    • Aerospace quality technician
    • Mechatronics and industrial automation technician
    • Manufacturing technician
  • Employment Skills


For more information and to see a schedule of courses, please call us at 281-460-5455 or email us at aerospace@sjcd.edu

In addition to these initial programs, San Jacinto College will also offer customized and individualized aerospace training based on the needs of the spaceport partners.

Houston Spaceport at Ellington Airport

San Jacinto College, along with partners from the Houston Airport System, Houston City Council, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and community and project partners gathered on June 26, 2019, to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Houston Spaceport at Ellington Airport.

Work is already underway at the development site, which will sit on 154 acres at Ellington Airport. Eventually, when all 450 acres at Ellington Airport available to the project are fully developed, the Houston Spaceport will become a focal point in the region for aerospace research, manufacturing, and commercial space operations.

By housing organizations from across several industries and disciplines on one campus, the “innovation incubator” concept will foster and accelerate key aerospace engineering activities including: component and composite development and fabrication, space vehicle assembly, zero-gravity scientific and medical experiments, micro-satellite deployment, astronaut training and development, and space tourism.

Start with the Technical Core Class then enroll into a Technical Track